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Gastroenterology Research and Practice
Volume 2011, Article ID 917941, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/917941
Review Article

Radiation Proctitis: Current Strategies in Management

Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School Boston, 330 Brookline Avenue, Stoneman 9, Boston, MA 02215, USA

Received 31 January 2011; Revised 15 June 2011; Accepted 23 August 2011

Academic Editor: Jean S. Wang

Copyright © 2011 Nhue L. Do et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Radiation proctitis is a known complication following radiation therapy for pelvic malignancy. The majority of cases are treated nonsurgically, and an understanding of the available modalities is crucial in the management of these patients. In this paper, we focus on the current treatments of radiation proctitis.